Reduced Encroachment on Monarch Street
Over the next few weeks CENTAUR will be reducing our encroachment along Monarch. We will pull in the barricades and barriers which means we will be returning three parking spaces. Along with this, we will also be providing a temporary sidewalk from Hyman north to the alley. This means construction work in the street on Monarch will be on and off until completed.
We anticipate this work to be completed by the end of October, we appreciate your patience during this time.
3rd Floor Concrete Pours
We will be pouring Floor 3 on Tuesday, March 30th starting at 8:00 am.
Throughout the day there will be about 30 trucks in and out of the site, so please expect increased truck traffic in the area. Alleyway access will be closed off in the morning but will open back up in the afternoon.
We will follow the same washout path that has been used during previous pours.
Feel free to reach out to our team members with any questions you may have.
Extended Alley Work Starting April 19th
To Our Neighbors,
The project will begin extended alley work on or around April 19th which is expected to take 3-4 weeks. The work will serve to bring upgraded gas, sewer, transformer, and relocated Comcast and CenturyLink services to the site.
As we get closer to this phase of work we will confirm the start date and provide you with more details.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and ask that you reach out to our Site Superintendent, Michael Buglione, if you have questions or will be directly impacted by this work.
He can be reached at 970.227.5425 or [email protected]
Concrete Pours January 21st
We will be pouring Floor 2 on Thursday, January 21st starting at 8:30 am.
Throughout the day there will be about 35 trucks in and out of the site, so please expect increased truck traffic in the area.
We will follow the same washout path that we’ve used during previous pours.
Feel free to reach out to our team members with any questions you may have.
Truck Traffic Friday 12/4/20
Tomorrow, Friday 12/4, we will be doing a concrete pour with about 35 trucks coming in and out of the site.
Please expect higher than usual truck traffic surrounding the area. Most trucks will be utilizing the truck lane and a third will be using the alley.
Alley Work Friday 10.30 and Monday 11.2
Starting today, there will be some construction activity in the alley. There will be additional alley work this coming Monday. Please anticipate small delays with this work. We expect the alley will be back to full capacity by Tuesday.
Temporary Alley Changes
This week the team narrowed the alley by approximately 2’ to accommodate for work happening on-site over the next three weeks. During this time, there will be temporary chain link fence in place of the solid construction wall.
Anyone with parking that is accessed from the alley will be able to access it from either Monarch or Mill Street.
Please reach out with any questions!
On Monday, August, 10th, the project team will be conducting concrete pours for Lower Level 1. There will be approximately 14 trucks driving to the site and the washout area.
Please expect to see increased truck traffic on this day.
We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. As always, please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions or if you experience any issues.
Concrete Pour Schedule
Next week on Tuesday 7/21, we have a scheduled concrete pour during which 12-14 trucks will be traveling in and out of our site. They will follow the same path used during previous pours and will do their washout behind Main Street Bakery.
Upcoming Truck Traffic
During the months of May and June we will have sporadic truck traffic as we start another round of concrete pours. The trucks will exit right on Monarch then turn left into the alley between Hopkins and Main Street where they will then do their washout into steel containers on private property located at 201 Main Street with the permission of the property owner.
Washouts will take approximately ten minutes. After they complete their washout they will make a right from the alley onto Aspen St. and then exit left onto Main Street.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Our team has taken every measure to comply with local regulations and provide for the health and economic safety of our teammates as we re-open our site for construction.
We have created a safety measure plan that outlines how we intend to manage our site and includes parameters for security, signage, personal protective equipment, symptom monitoring, worksite hygiene, social distancing, and protocols for suspicion of illness.
Please use this link to see the full plan, and as always please reach out to our team with any questions you may have.
Pitkin County Requiring Construction Halt Until April 30th
During this pause of work, CENTAUR is taking the following steps to ensure that we maintain our high-level of organization and cleanliness both on and off-site:
- In preparation of site closures, we worked with our different subcontractors to leave our sites clean, sanitized, and tidy.
- Our team and our community are always our top priority. To protect everyone on site, we have already incorporated a steady routine of sanitizing and disinfecting all hard surfaces.
- We have installed a foot-pump operated hand washing station outside of our site that is available for anyone to use. This station will also be sanitized twice daily by a member of our team.
CENTAUR remains committed to maintaining and promoting Public Health and Safety, and we will continue to monitor the situation while doing our part by practicing social distancing, remote work, and proper hygiene, as well as offering our support to our team and the community. As we receive further information on our work we will keep everyone updated.
Concrete Work This Week
Scope of Work
We will begin to pour concrete this week and wanted to provide you with an update of what to expect on-site.
There will be 23 trucks on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and 7 trucks on Thursday, March 26, 2020, that will be entering and exiting the site throughout the day. Truck traffic will be through the gate on Monarch and Hyman. The frequency of the trucks in the alley will be every 20 minutes.
The trucks will exit right on Monarch then turn left into the alley between Hopkins and Main Street where they will then do their washout into steel containers on private property located at 201 Main St with the permission of the property owner.
Washouts will take approximately 10 minutes. After they complete their washout they will make a right from the alley onto Aspen St. and then exit left onto Main St.
Tuesday: Construction will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until approximately 5 p.m.
Thursday: Construction will begin at 8:00 a.m and last for about 3 hours.
Before taking a quick holiday break back in December 2019, our team completed the demolition of the building and the installation of all piles.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve now started Phase II which will focus on excavation and earth retention – which is expected to be completed by spring. During this time, we will be removing large volumes of dirt and intermittent increases of truck traffic can be expected.
Next steps will center on foundation work and concrete structure.
Updated Construction Management and Outreach Plans
The project team has updated its construction management and communications plans to reflect the updated conditions on-site, the current site plan and traffic flow, and the communications schedule. Links to these updated documents are on our home page.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the minor changes.
For changes to the construction management plan please contact Brad Hribar, and for changes to the communications plan please contact Reilly Thimons.
Transformer Work Today November 11th
The transformer behind the Crystal Palace is being serviced today.
During this time generators are being used to substitute power to those affected.
We understand that this activity should take 24 hours to complete.
Lassiter Electric is spearheading the repairs, so if you have any questions or concerns please contact Doug Lassiter at 970.618.2080.
Work on Monarch Street Monday October 21st
The delivery of shipping containers for on-site storage and construction offices on Monday will necessitate crane work and reducing Monarch Street to a one-way for half of the day.
There will be traffic control directing traffic but there may be impacts to parking and flows through Monarch Street.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions please contact our project team.
Building Demolition + Phase II
Our team has been very busy working on-site and to date we have disconnected utilities, installed construction gates, fencing, historic wall bracing and conducted selective demolition. Starting tomorrow we will begin building demolition and you may experience increased noise and vibrations.
We are also approaching Phase II of construction which will focus on earth retention, foundation, and structure work. This phase of construction is anticipated to last through late spring of 2020.
If you need to speak to someone about specific details please reach out to our project manager Brad Hribar at 312.714.8519.
Alley Closure September 9th
The alley behind Crystal Palace will be closed tomorrow Monday, September 9, 2019, for utility work on site.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone for more details please contact our project manager Brad Hribar at 312.714.8519.
Project Work Begins!
Phase I has commenced with restriping Hyman Avenue to change from a two-way road to a one-way road with traﬃic ﬂowing towards Mill Street (September 5th).
This will include the installation of construction fencing, re-striping Hyman Avenue, and creating pedestrian/cyclist protection barriers (September 9th).
Construction during this phase will focus on prepping the site for building demolition This process will start with the removal of building utilities, streetlights, signs, installing temporary electric, erect-ing the perimeter barriers, installing sound abatement, and installing bracing for the historic west and south masonry walls.
We are working hard to ensure as little disruption as possible to our neighbors – but we realize that certain disruptions are unavoidable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our project team, Brad or Reilly, and we will do our best to assist you.
Project Launch Meeting
We would like to invite you to join our project team for project kick-off meetings September 4th OR September 11th, which will cover project phasing, anticipated traffic changes, impacts to neighboring businesses, transportation providers, and special events.
Location: 300 East Hyman (in front of Crystal Palace)
Contact us at: [email protected] /970.510.0094 with questions!
Changes to traffic flow will not impact current bus routes but will alter head-in parking to parallel parking. Protected pedestrian walkways will be constructed along the construction fencing. Hyman Avenue will remain a one-way street throughout the duration of the construction process.
Project Kick Off
The project has received its building permit and will begin staging the construction site shortly. Phase I will focus on prepping the site for building demolition and prepping Hyman Avenue to change from a two-way road to a one-way road with traffic flowing towards Mill Street. This will include the installation of construction fencing, re-striping Hyman Avenue, and creating pedestrian/cyclist protection barriers.
This process will start with the removal of building utilities, streetlights, signs, installing temporary electric, erecting the perimeter barriers, installing sound abatement, and installing bracing for the historic west and south masonry walls, replaced and new storefronts have been constructed across the entire south facade.